20% OFF on 11-Day Banda Sea Crossing with Blue Manta | November 16 – 26

Destination: Banda Sea
Departure date: November 16, 2023
From: Ambon
Arrival date: November 26, 2023
To: Sorong
Regular price: 5500 USD / Person
Promotion price: 4400 USD / Person

The Banda Sea crossing is a lifetime experience to explore the underwater wonders of the Banda Sea and South Raja Ampat. Blue Manta offers an exclusive 20% discount on an 11-day, 10-night adventure through the Banda Sea from the 16th to 26th November. Your trip begins with the fantastic muck diving in Ambon and continues crossing the Banda Sea. Your journey will finish in Sorong, taking you to the remarkable biodiversity of Raja Ampat. Book now! There are ONLY 3 spots left! 

Cabins Available

  • 1 space in Deluxe En-suite (twin) cabin, main deck (female share preferred)
  • 2 spaces in Deluxe En-suite (twin) cabin, lower deck

Prices

  • NOW ONLY USD4,800/ pax in main deck cabin.  Saving USD1,200 from original trip price USD6,000/ pax.
  • NOW ONLY USD4,400/ pax in lower deck cabin.  Saving USD1,100 from original trip price USD5,500/ pax.
  • Marine Park & Harbour fees: plus USD250/ pax.
  • Fuel Surcharge fees: plus USD200/ pax.

Contact us for more information and to book your spot!

Itinerary

Day 1: (0-2 dives) 2pm.

  • Our staff will meet you upon your arrival to Pattimura Airport, Ambon or local hotel and transfer you to the awaiting White Manta. Arrive prior midday is the best.

Day 2-3: (3 dives x2 days)

  • Diving around Banda Sea with excellent visibility, fantastic coral coverage and tremendous numbers of fish along with potential Hammerhead sightings, plus a visit to one of the Spice Islands.

Day 4-6: (3 dives x3 days)

  • Ring of Fire: diving around Volcanic Islands and stunning seamounts in search of hammerheads, encounter many sea snakes, huge schools of fish, reef sharks, tunas, & other pelagic superstars.

Day 7: (3 dives)

  • West Seram, Pulau Koon full days diving. Wide angle diving with vibrant corals and a profusion of fish life. Sail to Misool, Raja Ampat.

Day 8-9: (3-4 dives x 2 days)

  • Misool, Raja Ampat: Wayil, Fiabacet, & Boo area.

Day 10: (2 dives)

  • Misool, Raja Ampat. Sail back to Usahamina pier in Sorong. Plenty of time to wash & dry equipment, have lunch, rest & relaxation, and if need be, an early flight on trip departure day.

Day 11: (0 dives) 5am-12pm.

  • Check out after light breakfast & farewells, we transfer to local hotel or airport. Departure from Sorong to Manado/ Makassar/ Jakarta/ Denpasar.

Diving days: 10 days (28 dives)

Notes: Three dives are schedule per diving day in the Banda Sea. Possibly a bonus night dive maybe schedules at the discretion of the Cruise Leader. Applies to all diving days except for the trip departure day and trip return day. All schedules are subject to changes according to the weather, sea, diving, & local conditions.

Inclusions

  • Land transfer from local hotel / airport from destination on trip start & end days (Ambon/Sorong) to boat
  • All nights’ accommodation on Blue Manta
  • all meals (Western & Indonesian) snacks, hot beverages, coffee, tea
  • Milo, soft drinks, towels, toiletries, cabin service
  • FOC replacement if equipment breakdown
  • 12-liter air tanks, weights & belt, warm towel & drink after every dive
  • 5 dive guides (1x instructor, 4x dive master)
  • 28 dives

Exclusions

  • All flights, hotels, pickups outside trip starts & ends dates fee applies per car, marine park & harbour fee (USD250/ pax), fuel surcharge (USD200/ pax), dive & travel insurance, massage services (USD35/ hour), laundry services (USD10/ basket), Nespresso coffee (USD2), alcohol: beer (USD4), wine (USD30-50), Satellite Wi-Fi (USD35 for trip per person)
  • Diving gear: Full Set USD50/ diving day (except large tank). For individual items BCD (USD15), Regulator (USD15), wetsuit (USD8), fins (USD5), mask (USD5), torch (USD12), dive computer (USD12), large tank rental (USD12)
  • Nitrox Enriched Air fills (USD20/ diving day or USD7/ fill)
  • Note: Nitrox & diving gear items priced per diving day and is subject to availability
  • Note: Exposure suits: 3mm shorty wetsuits available ONLY

Note: This trip is scheduled to start 2pm, trip departure day. If your domestic flight arrived in Ambon after 13:00, we recommend you arrive one day in advance, NOT on a trip departure day.

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable underwater adventure through the mystical Banda Sea? Contact us for more information and to book your spot!

About The Blue Manta

An experience of a lifetime awaits you onboard the magnificent Blue Manta liveaboard. The Blue Manta liveaboard fully equipped to take you on a fascinating diving adventure in the magical waters of Indonesia. Its stable, spacious, and safe.

The Blue Manta is possibly the largest purpose-built BKI CLASS dive vessel in the region. Measuring 45m (148 ft) by 9m (29ft), this steel hull vessel will take up to 22 guests. The 14 beautifully furnished en-suite cabins, each average 20sqm (200sf) in size, an open outdoor alfresco dining area, and an indoor air-conditioned room for finer dining, speak of the perfect onboard ambiance of a world-class dive holiday.

The Blue Manta liveaboard well-equipped with safety facilities and cruises at 9 knots, with maximum comfort and safety in mind. Additionally, its steel hull makes it an ideal vessel for long-haul cruises and blue water crossing trips.

Stability

The Blue Manta has built with thick steel designed to withstand the hardest sea conditions, offering the stability wooden boats cannot. The 9m width and weight of 550 tons add to the steadiness, ensuring uninterrupted rest and relaxation. The Blue Manta is a world-class cruising hotel.

Reliability

Built for seaworthiness, the Blue Manta operates on twin engines and is an ultimate dive vessel for long-haul cruises and blue water crossing trips. She is dependable for comfort, convenience, and a stress-free dive holiday.

Exclusivity

Blue Manta will take up to 22 guests. There’re 14 beautiful furnished en-suite cabins. Each room average 20sqm (200sf) in size comprising of single cabins and twin/double cabins.

  • 6 cabins on the upper deck with window
  • 4 cabins on the main deck with window
  • 4 cabins on below deck with a port hole

Photographers Dream Boat

The Blue Manta equipped with camera-friendly facilities and designed for the most avid underwater photographers. Individual Rinse Tanks, Wide Outdoor Worktable, Indoor Dry Camera Room, Blow-dry Stations, Small dive groups (4 photographers: 1 guide)

Wi-Fi at Sea

The Wi-Fi connected via Satellite and with a 24/7 Wi-Fi connection, you can connect with your family and friends anytime, anywhere.

About The Blue Manta

Maximum passengers: 22
Number of cabins: 14

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